Desiree Nielsen

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As a dietitian, I know that almonds are such a nutritious addition to any diet! Rich in plant-based protein, with 7.5 grams of protein per quarter cup serving. Almonds are also rich in minerals that are important on a plant-based diet, including 97mg each of vegan calcium and magnesium, as well as 1.3 mg of iron, making them an iron-rich food alongside 1.1 mg of zinc, which is important for the immune system. 

I love using almonds to create plant-based cheeses, like my almond parmesan and almond ricotta, as well as using them in salads like this vegan butternut squash and kale salad, or recipes like this roasted almond snack mix or these pumpkin pie energy balls.